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New Zealand Labour boss rebuffs TV host's sexist question

New Zealand Labour boss rebuffs TV host's sexist question

New Zealand's opposition leader found herself at the centre of a row about her intention to have children during her first day in the job and won plaudits for rounding on male interviewers who insisted voters had a right to know. Ardern, only the second woman to lead the party, took to questioning very well considering the circumstances. Ardern is not the first female political leader to face questions over her motherhood plans.


Northwest braces for historic heat wave

Northwest braces for historic heat wave

Seattle, which has experienced only three 100 degree days in 123 years, is also seemingly unprepared for the heatwave about to hit the region. Forecasters in Portland said high temperatures on Thursday would likely top the city's all-time record of 107 degrees.


Small plane crash-lands on packed Portuguese beach, kills 2

Small plane crash-lands on packed Portuguese beach, kills 2

The two occupants of the plane were led away by police. It was described as a Cessna-152 - capable of a cruising speed of 90mph. Investigators are believed to be probing a possible mechanical failure. The country's public broadcaster, RTP , quotes the National Maritime Authority as saying the two victims are a five-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man.


Tillerson Says US Doesn't Seek Regime Change In North Korea

Tillerson Says US Doesn't Seek Regime Change In North Korea

President Donald Trump mulls a sweeping package of sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran. Liu Jieyi, the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, also dismissed American pressures for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang, telling reporters Monday that it was up to the USA and North Korea, not China , to move the situation forward.


Reproductive Rights Advocates Condemn Dems' Support of Anti-Choice Candidates

Reproductive Rights Advocates Condemn Dems' Support of Anti-Choice Candidates

Anyone who actually thinks that Donald Trump and the GOP candidates won in 2016 due to their opposition to abortion rights is sorely mistaken. The controversy erupted when Democratic National Committee head, Tom Perez, and Bernie Sanders voiced support for pro-life Democrat Heath Mello's bid to become mayor of Omaha.